The last blend was by far a better cigar in all respects. New blend is good to ok. Wrapper is so thin you have to be very careful taking the bottom band and upper bands off. Had wrapper issues in both 5 packs of different sizes. For the cost, even though I liked this cigar in the past I will not be ordering any more. Will stick with my favorite at about the same price. Long time Famous customer.
Having enjoyed the Epiphany of CAO's "Vision" line, I was disappointed with the poor draw of the Catalyst. A third of the way in it drew to a tight close and after re-lighting it several times I had to give it up half-way through and light up one of my Arturo Fuentes so the afternoon would not be a total loss. I think CAO needs to re-think the construction of the Catalyst, because that was all that was wrong with it.
Excellent flavor, and burnt well also. They had a kind of a nutmeg/all-spice/mace after undertone i thought. Good stuff for sure. I ll buy more!
hard to find and not on sale often....very few cigars are in this catagory. this is, and always has been CAO's top of the line
Ive smoked a lot of cigars but vision is by far the best. It puts me in a catatonic state faster then any smoke i have tryed, buying two boxes for christmas.
Truly an outstanding cigar in all respects. Not very often do you find a balanced cigar like the Vision. It is a must cigar for all cigar smokers to try. The only down side is that the hydrometer does not work. I bought two boxes and both do not work. Talked with CAO headquarters and this is happening in almost all humidors sold. The problem does not effect the cigars. i
I always enjoy a surprise when it comes to a Fantastic cigar. I purchased my first CAO VISION sort of by accident, as I needed one more smoke to get my 10% dscount at a local B&M. I was looking for something different one day and pulled the CAO Vision out of my humidor. Wow, the pre light taste told me right away I was in for a treat. And, after lighting it up I was amazed at the creamy smoke that went from toast to nutty to earthy and all the time enjoying all the flavors to varying degrees. The complexity was very well balanced and the finish was so tasty you wanted to light up another! Anyway I bought a box of them from Famous Smoke and have enjoyed the consistency of all the cigars I ve smoked.
I bought a box of these smokes and wrote a review some time back. Eight boxes later, they are still great smokes. I saw reviews on the other Vision, Catalyst and thet ohter one that were not so good, but these remain great. When one box gets down to the last third, I open another and put it into the large humidor to cure. Great smokes that seem to be aging well. I will be sad to see them go, they are a great medium cigar with a great burn, great taste, excellent draw.
Nice draw great taste a top notch cigar.
The other reviews on this are correct on all counts.this is a great cigar; even and slow burning, good flavor, white ash, and in my opinion an all around great smoke.I too put the smokes in my big box and let them "rest" for a week or two. I typicallly do that anyway and recommned the practice.Like others, i spoke to CAO around the issues w humidor. Apparently, the measuring sensor is in front of box and cannot sense the correct humidity inside the box and around the cigars. It also leaks air...alot. It has been a great toy for my little boy who now uses it to keep the dollars that he saves for popcorn. He loves the light and it doesnt make any noises so it is a great child's toy and not a complete loss for daddy.ill buy more of these smokes to hold.
Best cigar I ever smoked! Very mild, very long burning.Just a great cigar. When they arrived and i opened the humidor, they were like saltine crackers,verydry. I took them out and put them in my wooden humidor for two weeks b4 I smoked. Plastic fancy box is a waste of money. CAO could do much Better.
This is one of my all-time favorite cigars. I'm so sad to see that CAO has discontinued it. Snatch them up now, while you can.It's a shame they didn't at least try to repackage them in a regular box rather than the fancy thing they sell it in and reduce the price point in an effort to keep it on the market.